Well Child Exams Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

Well-child exams help keep your children healthy and detect medical problems before serious complications arise. At Aspen Medical Group, Inc., with locations in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, the experienced pediatrics team offers well-child exams for children of all ages to ensure they are growing and developing normally. Schedule your child’s next appointment with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. over the phone or by using the online booking tool today.

Well Child Exams Q & A

What is a well-child exam?

A well-child exam at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. is a comprehensive physical exam in which your pediatrician checks your child’s growth, development, and overall physical, mental, and emotional health. They look for signs of disease or illness to detect health concerns before they become serious.

What should I expect during a well-child appointment?

During well-child appointments at Aspen Medical Group, Inc., your pediatrician may complete the following:

Medical history review

Your doctor reviews your child’s medical history and asks about possible symptoms to determine if they’re at risk of a health issue requiring further diagnostic testing or treatment. 

Health screenings/diagnostic testing

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. practitioners check your child’s height and weight to analyze their growth, and they use growth charts to track progress over time. They check your child's blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs and may screen them for diabetes, other diseases, and vision or hearing problems.

Your provider might recommend diagnostic testing if your child exhibits symptoms of an illness or disease. Examples include blood tests, urine tests, and imaging tests when necessary. Your pediatrician may also check for signs of developmental delays or screen your child for autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They can test for allergies and asthma too.

Physical exam

During a physical exam, your child’s pediatrician examines their eyes, ears, throat, and reflexes. They listen to their heartbeat and breathing too. If your child requires a school or sports physical, your doctor completes a comprehensive exam and fills out the required paperwork.

Treatment

Your child might require treatment, such as lifestyle changes or medications if they have an illness or disease. Your pediatrician offers routine immunizations for disease prevention and counseling for overall health and wellness. They can refer out to qualified specialists in the area for complex cases.

How often should I schedule a well-child exam?

As a rule, schedule a well-child exam every year or more often for babies and young children. The America Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following well-child exam schedule:

  • 3-5 days old
  • 1, 2, 4, 6, and 9 months old
  • 12, 15, and 18 months old
  • 2 and 2 1/2 years old
  • 3 years old and every year after that

Your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. practitioner lets you know if more frequent medical visits are necessary to help your child manage a disease, another medical problem, or a developmental delay.

Be proactive about your child’s health to maximize their growth and development. Schedule an appointment with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. over the phone or by using the online booking tool today.